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Research Quality and the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

REF 2021 Research Excellence FrameworkThe Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system for assessing the quality of research in Higher Education Institutes in the UK. In the last assessment in 2014, 60% of the University's research submission was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. The University's submission to REF 2021 took place in March 2021.

Kingston's approach to REF 2021 is set out in its REF 2021 Code of Practice which has been approved by Research England.

For further information on our submission, its policies and guidelines in relation to REF, please email the REF2021 noticeboard.